One of my resolutions for 2009 is to do more outreach and networking with the Genea-Blogger community. So I decided to check in on new readers using the Follow feature in Blogger for Destination: Austin Family and Facebook Bootcamp for Genea-Bloggers as a means of fulfilling my commitment.
Once I noted new followers, I followed them back, added them to my Google Reader (since this is what drives the Blog List widget for both Destination: Austin Family and Facebook Bootcamp for Genea-Bloggers), then made sure the blog owners were already in the Genea-Blogger group on Facebook. If not, I added them as a Friend and then extended an invite to the Genea-Blogger group.
Also, I remembered to use Networked Blogs in Facebook and the Join Blog Network feature so I could track their posts.
Is it just me, or have many new genea-blogs started up in the past two weeks? My theories: it is an exercise in New Year's resolution fulfillment for the authors or since the holidays tend to bring families together, it is a natural development after spending quality time with family and discussing family history.
Here are a few of the new blogs I've found - check them out!
Chapter & Wurst - Exloring My German Heritage
GENIAUS - The Musings of an Amateur Australian Genealogist Excited By Web 2.0 Applications
Grave Mappers - Join Grave Mappers—we're creating our own interactive cemetery maps!
Greta's Genealogy Blog - Seriously obsessed with family research since 2005
Logan County Genealogy - Logan County, Illinois, Genealogy -- Solving the Mystery of our History
Miles' Genealogy Tips
Nana's Diggins - My Notes and Thoughts, Photos and Documents About My Genealogical Research
Random Relatives - Let's face it, true genealogists don't want anything to be "random" about their relatives!!
If you can, please welcome these new blogs and their owners to the genea-blogosphere, follow them on Blogger, add them to your reader as well as to Networked Blogs on Facebook!